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Man jailed for failing to pay a traffic fine dies naked in his cell after days of ignored drug withdrawal

Six days into that sentence, Stojcevski had been put into a mental-health cell, where he was under constant video surveillance and suicide watch.<p>The video shows, however, that, for the last two days of his life, Stojcevski didn't get off the ground.<p>Stojcevski's brother has now filed a lawsuit …

Mental Health

Nobel Prize predictions see honors for gene editing technology

(Reuters) - Scientists behind the discovery of a technology called CRISPR-Cas9 that allows researchers to edit virtually any gene they target are among the top contenders for Nobel prizes next month, according to an annual analysis by Thomson Reuters.<p>The predictions announced on Thursday come from …

Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.<p>However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.<p>Leaf, a …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is Real: First Hyperloop Intro Video is Here

Technology entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk’s dream project Hyperloop is under construction. The project aims to device a high-speed …

Your History In A Drop Of Blood [Interactive]

A new test can see just about every virus you've ever had<p>A blood sample can now reveal a record of viruses you’ve had throughout life, thanks to a new test developed at Harvard called VirScan. It looks for evidence of antibodies produced by the immune system to kill viral invaders. “It’s kind of …

New CIA Information on JFK Assassination

Since 1961, on every morning except Sunday, CIA briefers have presented the president of the United States with a top-secret, five-to-ten-page report on world events pertinent to national security. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer called the report, now known as the President's Daily …

Conspiracies

ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying

A US district court has struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicolas Merrill, the former head of a small internet service provider. Originally issued in 2004, it forbade Merrill from revealing that he'd received a so-called national security letter (NSL), a warrantless demand …

Scientists Tweak T Cells Using CRISPR

To treat HIV, cancer, and maybe everything else<p>For the first time, researchers have modified the genes in T cells using CRISPR—a special enzyme that can edit DNA. They hope that by altering T-cells, which are critical to the immune system, these cells could fight diseases that usually sneak past or …

Genetics

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

Psychology

Should Bioethicists “Get Out Of The Way” Of CRISPR Research?

Steven Pinker claims that will speed up progress<p>The newly popular enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has lots of impressive possible applications. Inevitably, it will be used to edit human DNA to fight disease. When a team of Chinese researchers tried this on human embryos for the first time last year, scientists …

NASA and the European Space Agency Finally Prep Public for Alien Disclosure

First NASA chief scientist, Ellen Stofan openly admitted that alien life is ‘imminent’ and just last Tuesday, Dr. John Grunsfeld of NASA’s Science …

There Is Someone Or Something On The Moon Watching The Earth

The possibility of moon research should be front and center and it is not. Why is that? What is being hidden? Why has there not been another mission …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Mars One shortlist: five Britons among 100 would-be astronauts

More than 200,000 people applied to join the proposed one-way Mars One project, aiming to set up a permanent human colony<p>An Oxford physicist who can recall 90 digits of the mathematical entity pi is among five Britons to make the shortlist of would-be astronauts for a proposed one-way trip to Mars.

Mars

KKK issues “call to arms” over Alabama same-sex marriage ruling

<b>(Arete13/Flickr)</b><p>The hate group melts down after a federal court rules an amendment banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional<p>Keegan Hankes<p>February 14, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In a latest attempt to capitalize on political and racial controversy, a Ku Klux Klan faction from Mississippi has initiated a …

Rights & Freedoms

One Way to Break a Bad Habit & Uncover Happiness

<i>Below is an excerpt from Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.’s new book, Uncovering Happiness.</i><p>Start by picking one of the undesirable habits that you’ve …

Top 10 Bible Foods that Heal

Now you shall eat it [the unblemished lamb] in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you …

Top 10

Dinosaurs Likely Ate Fungus Linked (Distantly) To LSD

Part of a balanced Cretaceous breakfast<p>What do the Salem witch trials, LSD, and dinosaurs have in common? They all have some connection to ergot, a fungus known to cause hallucinations, poisoning, and other terrible symptoms both in humans and animals. The ergot fungus grows on grains and grasses …

Dinosaurs

A story about JFK explains the dangers of smoking weed in the White House

During the experience, Kennedy apparently realized that pot might prevent him from adequately handling a national-security crisis.<p>Meyer, a close friend of Jackie Kennedy's and the ex-wife of a top CIA agent, reportedly came over to the White House on the evening of July 16, 1962, after Kennedy …

The White House

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

OBAMA: Here's why people aren't getting paid more

President Barack Obama did an interview with Vox.com.<p>At one point he was asked what he thought was leading to growing income inequality in the US.<p>Here's what he said:<p>Add all that up, and Obama says workers are in a tougher position. He was then asked about taxes, and he gave this additional reason …

Income Inequality

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Mars

Obama Praised a Internet Provider That Doesn’t Like His Net Neutrality Plans

The company that President Barack Obama praised for being a model Internet service provider has stated its opposition to the administration’s net neutrality proposal.<p>Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa, last month and praised the city’s municipally-owned utility for providing fast Internet …

There's a mysterious Apple van driving around San Francisco

First spotted by Claycord, the vehicle is a Dodge Caravan with a four-camera rig mounted on the roof. KPIX reached out to the Department of Motor Vehicles and received confirmation that the vehicle is leased to Apple.<p>When Claycord asked the driver what the vehicle was for, he "would never give an …

Google Street View

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

Russia has announced plans for joint military drills with North Korea

"We are planning an expansion of the communication lines of our military central command," Valery Gerasimov, the chief of staff of the Russian armed forces, said at a meeting attended by the heads of all of Russia's armed forces branches, according to Newsweek. "We are entering preliminary …

North Korea

Bird flu confirmed in chickens at British farm

A case of bird flu has been detected at a farm in Hampshire.<p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that a "low severity" …

What Was Northrop Grumman's Super Bowl Ad Selling?

Probably a bomber (and a power fantasy)<p>The Super Bowl is known almost as much for the advertising spectacle it creates as it is for the game itself. Amidst the usual ads for products like cars, beer, and life insurance for children, there was one spot featuring a mysterious flying wing, hidden …